'My Run': Real Life Forrest Gump Sprints to Austin Film Festival for Its World Premiere

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Billy Bob Thornton lends his voice to this inspiring documentary. After losing his wife to breast cancer Terry Hitchcock runs 75 consecutive marathons in 75 consecutive days to bring attention to the struggle of single parent families.

Here is an astonishing documentary about one man's journey to bring attention to the world about being a single parent. It's truly a story of endurance and faith

Indiewood Pictures in Association with Destiny Pictures are proud to announce the WORLD PREMIERE of their inspirational documentary MY RUN, at the 16th annual AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL on Friday October 23 at 9:30 pm, at the Rollins Theater in the Long Center of Performing Arts. The film is directed and produced by Tim VandeSteeg, produced by Mark Castaldo, written by Kim Pederson and narrated by Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton

MY RUN is the inspiring story of Terry Hitchcock. After the death of his wife to breast cancer, Terry was responsible for raising their three children alone. Inspired by the difficulties that face single parent families, he seized on an idea. In 1996, this fifty seven year old ran from Saint Paul, Minnesota to Atlanta, Georgia to draw attention to the lives of these true everyday heroes. Terry covered a distance of over 2,000 miles by running the equivalent of 1 marathon every day for 75 consecutive days. He ran in spite of heart problems, bone fractures, freezing rain and unbearable heat. He just kept running--each day, every day until he made it to the opening ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympics. "It's not just a physical run; it's a mental and spiritual run" said Terry Hitchcock.

MY RUN was recently awarded the Dove "Family-Approved Seal" and 5 Doves from The Dove Foundation (their highest quality rating), "Here is an astonishing documentary about one man's journey to bring attention to the world about being a single parent. It's truly a story of endurance and faith" said The Dove Foundation.

Tim VandeSteeg is CEO of Indiewood Pictures. He sees MY RUN as a touching and inspiring depiction of tragedy, grief, strength, love and family: "This is a film about an ordinary person accomplishing extraordinary things. I believe My Run is a "special film" that will inspire and uplift people who see it" said Tim VandeSteeg.
Tim got noticed initially when he secured over 50 corporate sponsors (including SUBWAY Restaurants, LifeTime Fitness and Sun Country Airlines) to finance his first feature, Mulligan. In 2005, he completed the award-winning indie love story Fall Into Me.

Mark Castaldo is Producer and CEO of Destiny Pictures. He is also the co-executive producer on the horror/thriller Psych 9, starring Sara Foster, Cary Elwes and Michael Biehn. Past produced film projects include thrillers "The Perfect Nanny" and "The Perfect Tenant." Both have premiered on the USA and HBO networks respectively.

Filmmakers are gearing up for the 2009-2010 film festival circuit. Through a grassroots approach the film has created an impressive following from supporters through its social media sites http://www.facebook.com/myrunmovie and http://www.twitter.com/myrunmovie and gained positive support from its promotional partners Minnesota Twins, Sun Country Airlines and Charmed Cupcakes.

Media Contact: Robin Parkinson: 310-476-0877

The official My Run website is http://www.myrunmovie.com


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